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Michael Duffy on Agencies’ Compliance With DHS Directive on DNS Tampering Campaign

Michael Duffy of the Department of Homeland Security said there are only “a handful” of agencies that still need to comply with the requirements of an emergency directive that DHS released in January to address Domain Name System tampering activities, FCW reported Friday. Duffy, acting deputy director of DHS’ federal network resilience division, said during a Thursday meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board that those agencies deal with "external dependencies" on DNS providers that make the process challenging to adopt multifactor authentication.

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DHS Struggles with Information Sharing on Research Project, GAO Report Finds

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is failing to properly collect, integrate and share information on research and development performance across the agency, according to a government report. The Government Accountability Office released a report on Thursday highlighting the challenges associated with coordination of research and development information that make it difficult for DHS to monitor progress of projects and understand the customer  experience.

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Nielsen: Government Needs Industry to Help Address Growing Cyber Threats

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the federal government needs the private sector to detect and deter emerging cyber threats, The Hill reported Tuesday. During the agency’s recent Science and Technology Directorate’s Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase, Nielsen highlighted that the rates of threats and risks are outpacing the government’s ability to identify, assess and address them. 

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John Edwards Named CIA Deputy COO

John Edwards, the former director of information technology enterprise at the CIA, was promoted to deputy chief operating officer. Edwards is scheduled to make his first appearance in the role at the Cipher Brief Threat Conference in Sea Island, Ga., the CIA said Monday.

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Kirstjen Nielsen: Feds Doing ‘Too Little’ to Build a Cyber Secure US

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the federal government should increase efforts to protect agencies, industry, academia and the public from hackers supported by other countries since the U.S. today “is not prepared” for a foreign cyber attack, The Hill reported Monday. “It’s not just U.S. troops and government agents on the frontlines anymore. It’s U.S. companies. It’s our schools and gathering places. It’s ordinary Americans,” Nielsen said during a speech at the George Washington University. 

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Federal Acquisition Security Council to Tackle Supply Chain Risks at First Meeting

The Federal Acquisition Security Council will meet with agencies for the first time to form a risk reduction strategy for the federal supply chain, Federal News Network reported Thursday. The plan will highlight potential government efforts that would reduce risks in the federal supply chain and implement an information-sharing environment to facilitate procurement activities.

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